In this chapter, I relay the ways in which my personal life and academic are not separate. I discuss the ways in which positionality impacts epistemology and how my path to becoming an academic is largely shaped by this dynamic. Reflecting on my childhood and my schooling, I present the ways in which my writing is non-traditional from an academic perspective in that I write myself into academia without a pretense of objectivity. I discuss the ways in which I privilege experiential knowledge as official knowledge and invite the reader to tell their story(ies).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationLoyola University School of EducationChicagoUSA

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